Cobra Beer
Formerly brewed at Charles Wells (Marston’s)

Style: Pale Lager
Burton-on-Trent, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 1.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Bottle: Filtered.
Launched 2005 as Cobra Lower Cal @ 4.3%. Changed to Cobra Light @ 4.1% in June 2008.
Ingredients: Barley malt, Corn, Rice, Yeast and Hops.

"Cobra Light pours a pale golden colour and has a subtle, malty, floral aroma. Zesty citrus notes make it very refreshing on the palate, with a clean and crisp finish."

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, - NOV 11, 2006
Again, like the non-alcoholic version, it is too watery for my liking. A good idea, just executed badly.

Deu (949) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle I didn’t expect much from this, and I didn’t get much, either. Thin, pale, watery beer, a watered down version of a beer that didn’t have much taste in the first place. Have a glass of water instead.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle from morrisons. Alround rating: Seems like its higher carbonated than ordinary cobra, very thin and quite sweet, cornish grainy malts, not much sign of hops. Not a good effort.

SilkTork (5855) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2008
330ml clear bottle from Tesco. Dried dog poo, dirty straw and iron railings in the rain aroma. Carbonation forms a short lived hissing and popping head, then backs off to a gentle - though still insistent and nipping - fizz. Tastes very clean. I’ve had water with more character and flavour. Reasonably dry. There’s little that’s actually offensive about the beer. But there’s little that’s attractive either. Some dirty citric notes. It’s got that unwashed feel that rice beers such as Bud have. I don’t really like it, but it doesn’t repulse me - as it doesn’t quite have enough character for that!

DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2008
As Cobra Light, 4.1% (how can you make something that’s already weightless lighter?). Mexican looks. Trace of lemon aroma. Wet. Gold. Squeaky clean. Rice, white bread and rubber. Clinging sweet bready aftertaste. Doesn’t annoy me like I’d planned. Sometimes a brainless, rice-flavoured beer just hits the spot.

leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle from Morrisons. My version was badged as Cobra Light at 4.1%. Appearance is pale gold with no head and low carbonation. Aromas are corn with muddled sweet citrus. Flavours are very thin grain and corn with metallic notes. Not very dry on the finish. Would be OK to douse the heat of a hot curry - and that’s all.

RuneStumo (2710) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2008
03.06.2006, 0,33l bottle. Very light beer from India/England. Colour is yellow. Texture is thin and the beer smells of grass.

imdownthepub (15331) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2008
Bottled, pasteurised, 330ml from Tesco. Yellow with slight head. Corny, maize aroma into a sweet sticky, cardboardy body. Luckily I almost froze it, so I wasn’t looking for character as there was non to be found. A pop beer, but reasonable with spicy food.

beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2008
Pale golden colour with no head. Ricey aroma hop like flavour, short mouthfeel. dry finish.

berkshirejohn (6655) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2007
330ml bottle from Tescos. Amber with very little head; thin and watery, and very sweet, some cardboard flavour despite being served super-chilled. A reasonable accompaniment to an Indian meal - but there are many better.

johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2007
Yellow with no carbonation and thinking about it no taste. Very thin and like drinking alcoholic water.If there is a choice between this and lemonade always go for the lemonade

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